Mengrui Zhang

Mengrui Zhang

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Effective and innovative designer committed to achieving the client's requirements


University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, Class Assistant

Assisted studio teaching and instructing. Prepared software and drawing tutorials. Produced templates for student project deliverables. Weekly office hours for project feedback and questions.

Sep 2022 - Dec 2022

Tighe Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Intern

• Worked on House of Lebanon . Researched the social and cultural context of Lebanon, collected in formation and cases, provided theoretical and practical references for the project's concept. Participated in façade design and used Grasshopper to build 10 façade schemes for comparison.

• Worked on Cloverdale Co-Living, Court, Larrabee, B arranca . Optimized 3D models for projects, created Rhino model files for 3D printing and laser cutting, made physical models, expanded company's physical model exhibition.

• Organized and summarized all the company's past projects, independently designed and produced a portfolio for each project, and participated in the 2022 AIA LA Design Awards submission.

• Participated in the management of social media accounts including the company website and Instagram, created project animations and short videos using After Effects, Instagram followers increasing from 7,000 to 10,000 during the operation period.

Jun 2022 - Aug 2022

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, Class Assistant

Assisted professor in organizing the course syllabus and participated in grading, collected and supplemented reading materials for the course, conducted extracurricular Q&A for students.

Jan 2022 - May 2022

Homedale Urban Planning & Architect, Beijing, CN, Architectural Intern

• Collected and studied relevant building codes and used AutoCAD to check WIP design and immediately modified the parts that did not comply with the codes.

• Participated in site analysis of a new residential apartment project in Hebei, analyzed current traffic situation and neighbor programing around the site, independently conduct preliminary research, presentation and text integration.

Jan 2019 - Feb 2019


University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Aug 2020 - current

Peking University, Beijing, CN, Bachelors, Archeology (Heritage Architecture)

Sep 2016 - Jun 2020


2020-2023 ARCH Grant Scholarship, Scholarship


Work selected for The Blueprint 2022 Exhibition, Other


2022 Healthcare Design Topic Studio Award, 3rd Place


Director' s Choice Recognition in The HOME Competition 2021, Honorable Mention


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